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Preksha Malu

  • SIES College transforms Kawathewadi village

    Alibai Pardi, 50, was warned by many villagers not to give her land to SIES College as there was high chance of it being misused. But she ignored their warnings. Alibai is the daughter of Avadibai Jaitu Pardi, who owned most of the land in Kawathewadi village. Her father's land too had been given...

    Friday, 31 October 2014 - 6:35am
  • A Mumbai school that made a difference for these tribals

    A city college, by its own initiatives, has made a laudable difference. Around 18kms from Karjat, the 550 tribal occupants of village Kawathewadi have turned their lives around with the help of SIES college of arts, science and commerce in Sion, which adopted it in 2013.

    Friday, 31 October 2014 - 5:35am
  • Chhath Puja celebrations begin

    On Wednesday, thousands of devotees thronged the Juhu Beach to perform Chhath Puja. People offer their prayers to the setting sun, and then the rising sun in celebrating its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. Usha Verma, a Kandivli resident, was making sand sculpture of goddess as her...

    Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 6:35am
  • Sri Sankara Mattham completes 75 years of Vedic and Sanskrit education

    The only temple in India dedicated solely to saint Sri Adi Sankara completes its platinum jubilee this year at Matunga. Popularly called Sri Shankar Mattham, it completes 75 years of existence ever since the vedic pundit from Chennai, Subramania Sastrigal, settled in Mumbai and began educating...

    Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 5:20am
  • Tomorrow to mark the beginning of Chhat Puja

    Tomorrow will mark the beginning of Chhat Puja in the country where most north Indian communities will offer their prayer to the Sun god and Chhati Maiyya for four days. It is known to be a tough festival to follow, where even a small mistake in rituals may attract divine wrath.

    Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 6:15am
  • This hive holds dark horses

    The one day community festival showcased the raw and upcoming talent from various fields of performance

    Monday, 27 October 2014 - 9:07am
  • Kali Pujo keeps its date with Mumbai on Diwali

    While a horde of Mumbaikars welcomed Goddess Laxmi on Thursday, Bengalis in city organised their traditional Kali Pujo for Goddess Kali. The Bombay Durga Bari Samiti (BDBS) completed 85 years of this annual community Puja at Tejpal Hall Complex in Gowalia Tank area, whereas the Bengal Club at...

    Friday, 24 October 2014 - 5:45am
  • School kids say no to crackers this Diwali

    Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS) or committee for eradication of blind faith has managed to convince more than 5 lakh students all over the state to not burst crackers this Diwali. And why should students listen to them? Well, if they do, then they get a certificate signed by a...

    Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 5:45am
  • Not so sweet on the wallet

    Mithai and Diwali are words that are always used in one breath. But this year it has been observed that the sale of sweets has gone down due to cost-cutting by corporates and exorbitant rates making it unaffordable for common man.

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 5:55am
  • Noisy crackers burned down by brighter ones this Diwali

    It's that time of the year again. The spirit of Diwali is in full swing. People are flocking to both mithai and firecracker shops. One such shop is Essabhai Fireworks at Mohammad Ali Road. Started in 1938 by Salebhai Essabhai, it is one of the oldest shops in the city. Abdullah Ghia, 71-year-old...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 6:05am